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-- battleground states after having their say at their first debate. 47% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place yo
. the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turnaround tonight. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator tjim hehrer asked, can you put more people to work. >> he would cut regulations and taxes on small businesses. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he has been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others 'expense. >> the average mittedle class family would pay about $2,000 more. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it's not possible to coming up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security, one agreement -- >> neither the president nor i are proposing any changes for any current retirees or near retirees. >> reporter: in ten years,
at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts. tahman bradley with more on how they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted
romney head to key battleground states today after having their say at their first face-to-face debate. an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll of adults in california shows that 48% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's forum in colorado focused mainly on the economy and other domestic issues. that debate took place at the university of denver, colorado being a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presid
to prepare for this debate as governor romney. we don't know exactly how much less time he has had, because the campaign doesn't tell us how much time he spends practicing. they like us to think it is very little time, indeed. what we do know is that he is holed up at a westin hotel outside of las vegas with his top aides and with massachusetts senator john kerry, playing romney in mock debates. kerry knows romney well. they are long-time massachusetts politicians and, of course, kerry knows his way around a presidential debate because he went up against george w. bush in 2004. the reason the obama campaign is working so hard to play down expectations is because they like the trajectory of the race right now and don't want to do anything to change that. norah and charlie? >> no doubt. nancy cordes, thank you. both sides are trying to lower expectations for the debate. any misstep has the potential to derail a campaign. and both candidates have both good and bad moments from their debate history. >> john, you're absolutely right that presidents have to be prudent in what they say. but, you k
. the man has been on the national stage for many years he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: but romney has extensive debater. >> no, governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> it is a flurry of unusual compliments, but who's winning the battle to lower expectations? >> i think actually president obama is in part because it's partly true. he's not been a good debater so he has a better argument. >> reporter: but u.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> reporter: cook says romney has an advantage by simply appearing on stage with a sitting president. and romney could take advantage as the debate makes it to the economy. voters will have their chance to decide with two more presidential debates to follow this month. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and you can watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 this wedne
on the national stage for many years he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: but romney has extensive debater. >> no, governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> it is a flurry of unusual compliments, but who's winning the battle to lower expectations? >> i think actually president obama is in part because it's partly true. he's not been a good debater so he has a better argument. >> reporter: but u.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> reporter: cook says romney has an advantage by simply appearing on stage with a sitting president. and romney could take advantage as the debate makes it to the economy. voters will have their chance to decide with two more presidential debates to follow this month. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and you can watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 this wednesday. our coverage beg
place. mitt romney's comment about big bird and pbs are ruffling some feathers he told anchor and debate moderator that he would cut federal funding for pbs which would put the casts of sesame workers out of work. they voiced support for big bird. some even created i should say a facebook page called big bird from president. at 4:37 we'll take a quick break. we've got much more straight ahead, so stick around. we've got a lot to show you as you make your approach westbound traffic light as you would expect at this very hour. >> we're back at 4:239. you can see investigators are still here they brought out their mobile command here. this murder took place at around 12:30 in the morning so about four hours ago. now some group of men were here. we're not sure if they lived there or happened to hang out here late last night, all of a sudden shots rang out. we do know that the person who was shot died at the scene. it's early on in the investigation but the police believe this might possibly be gang related. now, it's been a very busy night for homicide investigators because four hours before
watched the debate think romney won the showdown. the vice presidential candidates are scheduled to square off next week in kentucky. >>> the oakland athletics with one of the most amazing wins in franchise history after rallying from a 5-1 deficit. they beat texas 12-5 sweeping the series in front of a sold-out crowd. and they win the degrees -- division on the last game of the season. they are now the only team in major league baseball history to come back from five games down with fewer than 10 games to play. one of our solo reporters is at the coliseum. jackie with more. >> reporter: do you think they would do it any other way? 13 games back on june 30th. four runs down yesterday in the fourth and they came back both times to win the american league west. the most improperly story in baseball. unbelievable what they accomplished this year. they won six in a row. at the end of the season as you said, they came from five games back with nine to play. swept the texas rangers yesterday. twice the payroll they do to win the american league west. that means that they are going to detroit t
challenger mitt romney just hours away from their first face-to-face debate. >> cbs reporter bigad shaban has more on tonight's contest in colorado. seems like we have been waiting for a long time, finally here. >> reporter: yeah, frank and michelle, good morning to you. the economy is expected to be issue number one here at the debate hall at the university of denver, certainly both candidates seasoned debaters. while mitt romney has never been in a presidential debate before, he has been in 19 multicandidate debates during the republican primary. he has been here in the state since monday. the president is expected to arrive in colorado later this afternoon. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito. on his break president obama did sightseeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republi
but tonight's debate many the first lady will be in the audience when her husband squares off with mitt romney. a belated celebration will take this weekend. [ unintelligible ] >> i think flowers will be arriving tonight debate or no debate. 6:15. >> no more records. >> no i think the records are over. winds blowing at the coliseum this morning. how about we hoist an al west investigation flag up there later this afternoon and put it next to the wonderful state of california flag and the united states of america flag. i would like that, i bet would you too. all wishing for a bay bridge series, aren't we, without the quake. 6:15, live doppler, still searching for clouds, mist, drizzle, something to show a cooling trend, not this morning. temperatures just updated low to mid 70s antioch and fremont, everybody else 60s, until you go napa, santa rosa, half moon bay low to mid 50s. monterey bay clear and mid to upper 50s even inland. the heatwave breaks today record highs are over, clouds return tonight so does more comfortable sleeping conditions it will feel like fall this weekend. temperatures w
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
debates, romney is doing well. >> going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he has the fax. he drills you. he stays. he is tenacious. >> reporter: and sometimes aggressive. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. don't use a term like that. >> reporter: aides admit barack obama in debates can sound like a professorial no-it-all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks. >> reporter: tonight's format is from 2008. two podiums, moderator jim lehrer, 90 minutes, no breaks. a back and forth on domestic issues with possible fireworks. >> i think you're going to see both of them actually be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted because the stakes are pretty high. >> reporter: the contest could get even tighter after tonight's clash. but many here in denver agree, this race could be determined by this first debate. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> it could be a very revealing night. thank you so much. be sure to watch tonight's debate live here on nbc bay ar
wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rifle saying romney cannot keep his -- his rival saying romney cannot keep
battleground states, so obviously a lot is riding on this debate for mitt romney. we go now to paul. >> reporter: frank, i tell you what, as you said, mitt romney is trailing in some polls. some polls have him tied. but a lot of people say it's romney's night to shine. this is the contra costa county republican party campaign office. people up there are sitting on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear from the man, mitt romney, they say will be the next president of the united states. it's the first head-to-head debate between president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney. many people agree there are major differences between the two, who will battle it out for about 90 minutes on domestic issues, which is exactly what some people we spoke with say they want to hear. >> they're professionals. they're good at it. the information they have on hand and who do they speak to. you're singing to the choir on one hand, then going for the independents on the other. >> there's some specific plans i want to hear that people have, exactly how they plan to implement their change.
president obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat as they head into their first face-to-face debate this evening. the survey is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows the two men at 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow edge. bigad shaban has more on the evening's contest in colorado. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. certainly the economy is expected to be issue number one at the hall in the university of denver. the president is expected to arrive in colorado this afternoon while mitt romney has been in the state since monday. >>> reporter: the stage is built. the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito. president obama went sightseeing at hoover dam. tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic or republican job
presidential debate. with weeks of preparation. president obama and candid it, mitt romney in denver. sandra has more. >>reporter: while organizers are putting the final touches on the debate stage the candidates are putting your final touches on the skills. the first showdown between barack obama and mitt romney will focus on domestic issues. with a heavy emphasis on the economy. something that we've heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. and to keep social security for hard-working americans. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find jobs? >> mitt romney told supporters that the debate is not about victory toward >> governor romney is perhaps the underdog but he is going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accou
romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has won 93 channel and digita one south 4.2. >> voter registration from in florida. the state's republic
is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn't happen very often happen with reagan and mondale with reagan and carter, but frankly i cannot remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everyone's attention the candidates are well prepared and well scripted. >> on sunday president obama headed to las vegas for a campaign event. chris in a much lower for kron 4 news >>. a poll shows president obama has a 4 point lead over canada mitt romney. president obama, 44.6 percent of those voters say they favor wrongly so it is a pretty tight race. fifth frost in tune in on wednesday we will be airing the debate in its entirety or you can check out our comcast channel 193. >> the state's republican party hired a trustee to consultant to hit the streets. a f
is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be holding events as well. in san francisco a group called technology for obama will hold a debate watch party at the temple nightclub. and you can, of course, watch the debate live right here on ktvu chan
are practicing for the first debate tomorrow night. the stage is being set at the university of denver, romney will need a stellar performance to turn the tide of polling that has him trailing the president in many of the nine battleground states expected to decide the elect. last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of tack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. what he does the president have to say? he says forward. i think forewarned is a better turn. >> as for president obama, he took a break from practice debate yesterday to visit workers at a nevada campaign office, making a few calls to voters. abc news will buy you live coverage starting at 6:00 right here. >>> if you are flying with spirit airlines you want to pay attention to a new rule. airlines says f you don't pay for your carry-on in advance you will have to pay $100, at the gate for each piece. spirit is one of the few carriers who charge for carry-ons if you tell the airline in advance it is between $20 to $35 a bag. airline says it is necessary to speed up boarding. if that were true why woul
santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning after. >>> a bit later, you think politics can get ugly. try the "american idol" judging table. an ugly moment during an "american idol" audition. nicki minaj apparently losing it over her fellow judge and fellow diva mariah carey. a lot of people saw this one coming. we'll have more on that story. >> we want to begin over at news desk. natalie morales is there. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, david and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> american airlines is identifying what caused seats to come loose on two planes. the troubled carrier says a clamp that atta
. >> tonight is the big night of the first of three debate. >> president obama and mitt romney set to square off did in denver. >> dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even i
in a few minutes. @p@po' >> decision 2012 is finally here. mitt romney and president obama will square way tonightonight at the debates. both of them are trying to keep their expectations low so they both can come out good. there stating that is not about winning. the debate will pressure the challenger. the debate will make both of them be accountable for their statements as far as the facts and details. mitt romney is the underdog and he should be ready for the issues. both candidates are aware that every response counts. you have to watch the whole thing unfold on crime for news on comcast 193. we will have the whole debate on interrupted at 6:00 p.m. tonight. >> i we will talk we wiwith our political adviser. >> 6:45 a.m.. the firefighters are wrapping up a house fire that happened in bberkeley. >> a string of mur have the oakmurders have the oakland police investigating. >> a big win for the oakland a's who beat the rangers 3 to 1. travis blakely only allowed one run. they a's share with. the deciding game is today. >> watching wall street with rob black. i want to start with t mobil.
're experiencing right now. yet to meet the choice between himself and governor romney. >> they say the debate is not about winning. >> obama advisers are also spending, reminding president-as voters that the present has had to cut back on some of his spending. >> both sides, and fumbles could be costly. >> after tonight's debate candidates will square off two more times before election day. >> remember we are going to carry the live on interrupted a debate on our 247 news and weather channel comcast 193 and digital 4.2. that is tonight at 6:00 p.m.. >> we're looking for cooler weather this week. we're starting to get a bit of relief from the hot weather in the triple digits. there is a live look at the fog free golden gate bridge. temperatures are mainly in the '50s and '60s and we have a couple of '70s on the map. about 72 and antioch and 71 in san jose. sampras that cisco is at 65 and temperatures could be driving as as much as 20 degrees. in to tonight sunny during the day but kohler along the coast. low nineties for the warmus spots but the triple digits are definitely out of the forecast
coverage tonight on abc 7 news at 9:00 and 11:00. >> there is the first debate between president obama and mitt romney is 24 hours away. crews put the finishing touches on the stage. the candidates mostly he stayed out of the public eye today finishing their preparation that's left the campaigning up to their running mates. and there is paul ryan pushing the g.o.p. agenda in iowa. >> we can have a dynamic pro growth economy fostering independence and opportunity. this is a clear choice in this race. >> vice president biden sent a message about his claim that 40% of americans think of themselves as victims. >> never, never, never... been a good bet to bet against the american people. sheriff. >> michelle obama hit the road traveling to cincinnati to help kick off early voting which began today in ohio. and there are now 34 states plus district of columbia offer early voting and abc news will provide live coverage here on abc 7. >> there is back to the blue angels arriving. >> such a terrific site. there is working hard in preparation as part of fleet week celebrations. this is a treat h
in that province are americans. >>> mitt romney and president barack obama are preparing for the debate in denver. president barack obama talked about the upcoming debate in los angeles. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussing about what we need to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. >> he will remain in nevada for the debate and chris christy will on draft. this whole race will be turned upside down some thursday morning. >>> one week from today, president barack obama comes back here to the bay area hosting campaign money. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco. that dinner will be followed by a concert. the concert tickets start at $100 and go up to $7,500 for premium seats and also a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> and governor jerry brown has signed several bills into law and we will have more on why hundreds of prison inmates may soon go free. >>> how is the commute, sal? >>> you know, sal? >>> we have more traffic in lafayette and it is a little bit slow between wal
at this museum this year. so far, no suspects. and on to politics, decision 2012. the presidential debate between presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama will be at denver. >> final preparations transforming this into one large television studio. 50 million people worldwide will have an unobstructed view. these candidates on wednesday night. >> what you will see is president obama and ronnie on stage and a moderator. and-mitt romney. >> maria jose? among hundreds of students are hoping for the few tickets to get inside. >> i thought that it was cold that it was coming to the university. i thought that it was--cool. to learn more about the political process. >> something that i would say to my children. that i was in attendance. i was here. >> only a small fraction of the seats will be taken by student body. they do not know how many people are going to be actually in here. voters will be making up their minds. >> this is on domestic issues and i think that mitt romney has a firmer stance than foreign policy. he has something to gain if he does a good job. >> acoustics, light, sound
candidates are working to get ready. >> the intense debate continues for president obama and mitt romney. and romney took a lunch break at chipotle. last night romney said he's looking forward to going one on one with the president. >> it's a conversation spanning almost a month. >> the president said rehearsals are going well. >> but they're keeping me indoors and it's a drag. >> it may be a heavy course hood. the president hasn't been on a debate stage in nearly four years. and when undecided voters they're looking for body language. they're looking to took a -- take a measure. >> some say there is a ten shall to be a game changer. they want to open up a lead and team romney hopes a she down will help them close the gap. >> i want you to find a person who voted for barack obama and convince them to come join our team. >> and there is a running mate that kicked a campaign trail. >> there this country is neither dependent nor in decline. >> this problem is that he expect fix problem autos expect the same themes and attacks to be front and center tomorrow night. >> you can see the first d
.m. tomorrow. >> president obama and mitt romney on the campaign trail. what they are saying about the upcoming debates. this approach with traffic is light texpect a crush of traffic. with a decent amount of events for the entire city. >> with all of these events is going to be in saying insane fran cisco... >> decision 2012. mitt romney and barack obama are is criticizing mitt romney. saying that his tax plan favors the wealthy. and >> where he would cut the deficit and spending he said that he would eliminate funding for public television. (audience boos) >> that was his answer. and thank goodness somebody is getting tough on big bird. it is about time. we did not know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> obama has campaign events for virginia, cleveland, ohio. >> mitt romney and paul ryan are going to be holding their own debate. there are in virginia. and the ticket and why this was a good night for americans. >> i got the chance to see the attacks, the counter attacks and the association with this campaign. and the next presidential debate is on october 16th and new york. the
obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into the evening's presidential debate. this poll is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows that the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on today's face-to-face encounter in colorado. >> reporter: the stage isby . the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl. on his break president obama did sight seeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments. the first three are devoted to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> repor
and a gun lying beside him. >>> barack obama and mitt romney are making final preparations right now for their first presidential debate scheduled to begin in less than six hours. it will be held at 6:00 our time, at the university of denver. workers are putting the finishing touches on the stage this morning as both men checked out the setting. both sides agree expectations could play a big role in who people consider to be the winner. >> governor romney is probably a little bit the under dog but i think he will be ready and he's going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> i think that expectations are probably working a little bit against us and more for mitt romney right now but at the end of the day i think that the winner is going to be declared by the american people based on what these two candidates say. >> this is the first of three debates between the presidential nominees. the vice president shall nominees also have a debate that happens next tuesday. you can watch tonights presidential debate on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at 6:
joe tuman. i know you participated in a lot of these debates, coached people what would be your advice to mitt romney to give him the edge? >> reporter: it wouldn't be learn to do do zingers, people don't feel he is authentic. you can't teach people to do something that's unnatural. he has never been a mean- spirited person on the campaign, doesn't tell jokes well. trying to do those things would not be natural. his best chance tonight i think is to just be himself and try and connect with voters as a human being. he did that briefly in his convention speech. if did he that tonight i think people would give him credit for just being a real person. the president, on the other hand, just needs to continue do what he is doing with is low drama obama, low pressure. even if he hasn't won on points he would be perceived the winner because he would seem to be presidential and not off his game. >> reporter: there hasn't been a lot of talk about it, six segments on domestic policy, giving them more time. >> it's supposed to. it's supposed to be on domestic issues and hopefully it will be. i wil
:40. tomorrow's the big day the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney. the candidates will spend the day prepping, getting ready for tomorrow's big event in colorado the the president held no rallies today but did visit campaign offices in henderson, nevada. romney spoke to a crowd of supporters at an air and space museum in denver. of course, you can watch the debate right here on cbs 5, starts at 6:00. >> all right. >>> several grocery chains are pulling peanut butter products off their shelves due to concerns of salmonella contamination. the products are from the new mexico-based company sunland. the retailers recalling store brand peanut butter include safeway, target, whole foods and fresh & easy. the centers for disease control says 30 people in 19 states have become sick including two right here in california. the full list of the recalled products can be seen at cbssf.com, click on "links and numbers." >>> time now is 6:41. high-tech on the cheap. which cars won't break your budget? >> plus, another problem popping up for that new iphone 5. the
november. >>> president obama and mitt romney are taking a break from the campaigning, getting ready for the debate. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau to tell us with the stakes are high for mitt romney. >> reporter: a poll shows an 18- point lead among voters for mitt romney. the president will spend another day and practicing for another day. this is mitt romney's eighth day of prep in the last month. but he told supporters last week, he won't be using the event to try to score political points. >> there's gonna be all of the scoring of winning and losing. in my view, it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president myself -- president or myself, it's something bigger than that. >> reporter: both sides have spent the past week lowering expectations for their candidate. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. you can watch the debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 tomorrow evening. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. it will be followed by a special edition of ktvu news. and we will be streaming the debate live on ktvu.com, k
candidate mitt romney meet at the university of denver for the first of three debates. watch and engage with c-span spoke to the white house coverage. >> up next we'll bring you another debate with the candidates vying to represent iowa's new fourth congressional district. then rivals in the pharmaceutical industry called for more cooperation in combating counterfeit prescription drugs. and later, live coverage with congressional watchers on congress' record in making its proceedings more open and transparent to the public. >> also today, journalists and communication analysts share their guidance on how best to watch the upcoming presidential debates. they will offer what's called a citizens guide for viewing and understanding the debates that begin later this week. posted by the national communication association, the forum begins at 1 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> when nation's cheat and trade as china's cheat, i will find do something the president has not been willing to do which is called in on the carpet for it and label them a currency manipulator. >> we are brought more -- against
the police of the world, as governor romney is suggesting in this speech and lately since the debate. i think, again, it sounds good, but i do not think it is good for the country. host: our next call comes from battle creek, michigan, on our independent line. caller: i am ex-military, and i fought in desert storm. yeah, i think it's a lot of words. i have heard the same song and dance before. host: you got to turn the volume down on your tv. caller: ok, sorry. host: what specifically did you think was a lot of words? caller: about how his policies would be very strict on these other countries, and now he would be able -- it just seems like the same song and dance to me, and he does not have any experience dealing with foreign policy, so how can he say it is going to be this and that in foreign policy? host: is that any different from all president obama four years ago? caller: no, and i agree but that, it also. it is the same song and dance we have had the last four years. looks like we're on to have another four years about. host: what did you think of romney's proposal to bring an aircraft
. >> during a break in prep romney went out to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. catch special coverage starting at 6:00 tonight on abc7, after the debate catch the middle at 8:00, neighbors 8:30, jeopardy 9:00. 9:30 we'll of fortune. katie at 10. breaking news as it happens on abc7 news at 11. >>> 5:38. several hot days in a row will this be the day that breaks the trend? >> i know we were expecting it. [ unintelligible ] >>> once the sea breeze comes back so does the cooling trend. record swings usually come in three-day increments today is day four that's why i think we are out of the record realm. not because it always happens that way because the forecast is playing out that way. right now everybody is clear, unlimited visibility wind out of the west at sfo, barely north wind at napa everybody else calm west wind key to the sea breeze starting to develop this morning, especially into the afternoon and evening. 50s and 60s by 7:00, sunny sky, warm quickly, 70s at the coast lunch, 80s bay, 90s inland clouds and cooling sea breeze hit the coa
on wednesday. >> president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aids are calling debate camp. he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you, and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and
campaign aids are calling debate camp. he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you, and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> t
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